We are thrilled to share that one of our enrichment classes at the Darien Elementary School started participating in a national standards-based program called The Walking Classroom. This program capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function - children improve their physical, mental, and academic health as they walk, listen, and learn! The program is simple: students take brisk 20-minute walks, as a group, while listening to custom- written, kid-friendly content that is aligned with academic standards. Each "WalkKit" audio device is preloaded with educational podcasts covering topics in language arts, social studies, and science! A Teacher's Guide, filled with a lesson plan and comprehension quiz to support each podcast, allows our teacher to effectively discuss, review, and assess comprehension of the podcast content after the walk.
The Walking Classroom
FEB 06, 2023